Acclaimed Irish theatre company Sunday’s Child are set to bring their award winning production to Clare.
The theatre group performs mental health related works including issues affecting young people which are often swept under the carpet.
The group have won various awards for their work including the NSDF Best Emerging Artist Award 2012, the First Fortnight Award 2014, an Argus Angel Award at the Brighton Fringe 2015 and the Fishamble Award for Best New Writing at the Dublin Fringe 2015 for Overshadowed.
Overshadowed is a moving and insightful piece that aims to provoke compassion and debate around the subject of eating disorders.
Having battled with an eating disorder in her teenaged years, Overshadowed is the culmination of writer and performer Eva O’Connor’s long-seated ambition to create work around the subject.
Eating disorders are sorely misunderstood – much like depression, they are seen to be a personal failing of the sufferer rather than an illness which strikes indiscriminately.
Overshadowed aims to engage young people in a conversation about anorexia and mental health in general, in order to combat the stigma that surrounds these important topics.